[OS X TeX] Swapfiles [WAS: OT: effective Macintosh Trojan ...]

Jason Davies ucgajpd at ucl.ac.uk
Fri May 6 16:24:40 CEST 2005

>I have not done any scientific test, but I have never seen the number
>of swapfiles decrease without a reboot. The way I notice this is on my
>iBook, where HD space is tight. When many swapfiles are created, the
>HD free space gets very low. I then quit all applications and wait to
>see if the free HD space ever increases. It does not, and I then
>prefer to reboot.

for the (OT) record, when I get huge VM use with Soundsoap, quitting the
app *does* allow them to clear without reboot. The OS seems to only
salvage the space when it *has* to (as usually happens with Soundsoap).
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